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Pocket Cloth Diapers on a Budget

While pocket cloth diapers might often be one of the most expensive types of diapering systems, they can be a great option when you’re on a budget by buying cloth diaper packages.

Cloth Diaper Packages Save Money

Remember our breakdown of cloth diapering systems that I wrote a few days ago? I shared that it is possible to cloth diaper, even on the strictest of budgets. And that you even still have options!

Now, you don’t have to be on a budget to buy these cloth diapers – obviously. But if you are, imported diapers might just be a good option for your family. 


First, let’s get all this imported talk out of the way so we can focus on the adorable black diaper {that we were sent free for review} that you see above from Comfy Rumps!

There are quite a few different companies that sell cloth diaper made in other countries – a lot being from China. This is where the term “China Cheapies” comes from – if you’ve heard it thrown around. 

A company like Comfy Rumps provides these imported pocket cloth diapers for sale in the US and Canada, giving their customers a great selection of affordable diapers, personal customer service, and diaper warranties.


So, why are cheap pocket cloth diapers sometimes shunned?

Honestly – I have no clue.  Sure, I love to support USA made just as much as the next person, BUT I dare you to look at your clothing labels. I think it’s time we step back and look at cloth diapers the same way we look at our clothes.

We’ve never had a black diaper in our stash, so I was ecstatic that Christie sent along a black Double Gusset Comfy Rumps cloth diaper. I was even more ecstatic when I realized that this black beauty was an All-in-One


I’ve been cloth diapering for over 3 years people, I’m lazy about stuffing pockets. Well, I still stuff this one with an extra hemp insert, but you get my drift!

One row of snaps in this One Size AIO, with a hip snap on the side, gets a great fit on Moreaya on the next to largest setting. It’s one of the first diapers that I reach for when it’s clean because it fits her so trimly – even with that extra hemp insert stuffed in.


We were also sent this cute print in a Comfy Rumps Bamboo Pocket Cloth Diaper, another of my favorite types of cloth diapers. The diaper fits almost identical to the Double Gusset black diaper. 

This is a pocket style diaper that comes with a Bamboo insert. Bamboo is a bit more absorbent than microfiber – similar to hemp – and is a natural fiber. Some babies are allergic to the fleece lined diapers and synthetic microfiber, so bamboo is a great cloth diaper insert option.


I line dry my covers, so this cover often times gets a bit stiff, like a lot of natural fibers used in cloth diapers. I also prefer a more stay dry inner as the bamboo stays a little more moist. Laying a reusable fleece liner on top takes care of this issue though!


Although some would argue that prefolds, flats, and covers aren’t hard – some families tend to shy away from that system. 

Comfy Rumps is offering cloth diapers to families that are affordable and in my honest opinion, well-made diapers. We’ve actually had both of these in our stash for over a month now and they are performing just as well as their competitors in our stash!

Let’s get to breaking down using pocket cloth diapers on a budget.


When this review was written in 2013, you could purchase a 24 package of Comfy Rumps pocket cloth diapers for $190.80 on Amazon. That comes out to just about $7.96 per diaper.

While the brand is no longer around, there are comparable brands and diapers to these for sell on Amazon now. I would most likely align them with the AlvaBaby brand on Amazon now.

You can purchase a 6 pack for $34.99, which comes out actually cheaper than I originally quoted cloth diapering a child with pocket cloth diapers!

Using AlvaBaby diapers on Amazon, you could cloth diaper a child with cheap pocket cloth diapers for $139.96!

No matter how you choose to diaper your child, it’s your choice.  You’ll save tons of money in the long run, compared to disposables!


Sunday 27th of April 2014

I just read your article. I bought a couple comfy rumps when I was pregannt with my 4th. I have decided to go ahead and use them and was trying to buy some more but I cannot seem to get online with them. Is comfyrumps still around?

Marcia Lee

Friday 14th of March 2014

I am excited about cloth diapering and my daughter-in-law said she would give it a try if she received them as a shower or baby gift. So I have been entering giveaways hoping to win some for her. I am grateful for your review because if she does decide to use cloth diapers, she would need some less expensive diapers and liners. The Comfy Rumps might be a good choice.

Jessica Cali

Sunday 28th of July 2013

I will most definitely be checking these out once we get moved! I entered the giveaway also, so thank you so much for the giveaway :) I am just cloth diapering for the first time on my 4 month old daughter, who will also be our last child, and I gotta say, they're addictive :p I don't have a favorite brand, but my favorite type is definitely all in ones! My husband says so also! 

Ashley Mabe

Thursday 25th of July 2013

We bought some of them to add to our homemade stash since we were going to have two in diapers.  They did work very well for several months, but most of them delaminated quickly and began to leak after that.  I have about eight others that did not delaminate, but are leaking after being stripped.  So, we use them for swim diapers now.  They really were a life saver though when I had a newborn and a toddler in diapers.  I now have two toddlers in diapers and we are back to a fully handmade stash, but those diapers made it possible for us to cloth diaper in the days of a million NB changes.


Friday 26th of July 2013

Thanks for weighing in, Ashley!  It seems that all imports aren't exactly equal that's for sure!  That may account for different people's different views on them.  And yes - when you need a lot more diapers at the Newborn stage, quantity is sometimes more important than quality - to a point!


Thursday 25th of July 2013

Personally, I am tired of people bashing others for buying cheapies. 

Thank you for pointing out the fact that much of the material items that we own come from a foreign country. One shouldn't go around and boast about purchasing "USA, all the way!" when they are wearing diamond jewelry (a large majority of our diamonds come from other countries, which have had unsafe mining practices and/or the stones have profited warfare..."blood diamond" ring a bell?) and commenting from their imported phones and computers. It is darn near impossible to avoid buying a product that is entirely USA made too. Even though some things are assembled in the US, doesn't mean that the materials used to make it are from the US too. Own a US made SoftBum diaper with the hemp insert, take a look at the inserts tag...Sorry to step on my soap box...

I will be honest, even though I constant rave about how awesome my Thirsties are and how they provide jobs to the people of our country (many of which get to work from home), the stash of Alvas I bought when our "surprise" 2nd child came along. I did the math, and 3 Alvas were cheaper than a USA made cover with 3 prefolds - at that time, I got a pretty good deal on eBaby. Those diapers are still in rotation abd are over 3 years old and, like you said, work just as well (if not better) as our name brand diapers.

When a friend or stranger discusses how excited they are to begin the cloth diapering journey, my first response wouldn't be "which brands or you plan on using (and why not USA made)?". Instead, I would commend them for choosing to cloth diaper.

Thank you for your post! Unlike some of the other china cheapie posts I have read, I did not feel like less of a person for reading it because I choose to buy those diapers on eBay :-)


Friday 26th of July 2013

Thank YOU, Alanna!  I agree - I was just tired of hearing so much complaining over these diapers as a whole.  Yes, there are some "bad seeds" out there - bad quality, bad treatment of workers, bad price mark-ups, but don't judge them all like that, right!?  Thanks for sharing your input!